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August 18, 2017

2017 Back-to-School Spending to Reach $83.6 Billion

With consumer confidence rising and more young people in school, back-to-college spending is expected to hit an all-time high this year while back-to-school spending is expected […]
August 11, 2017

Consumers Speed up Card Replacement Cycle

Despite the heightened security that comes with EMV chips and tokenization, consumers remain worried about their personal data being exposed in a seemingly nonstop parade of […]
August 7, 2017

Consumers Grow Pessimistic About Future

Consumers grew slightly less optimistic in their future this July, however confidence levels remain historically high, according to the Survey of Consumers conducted by the University […]
July 14, 2017

A Decade of Mobile Banking

On June 29, 2017, the iPhone turned 10 years old. Since the first iPhone was released in 2007, Apple has sold some 1.2 Billion phones and […]
July 7, 2017

Digital Banks Take the Lead in Customer Satisfaction

Conventional wisdom once would have said consumers prefer a traditional bank with branches and humans while digital “direct” banks (those without branches) were only for rate […]
June 27, 2017

Banks: Are There Too Many Cybersecurity Alerts?

Security alert overload, a source of frustration for bank security departments for some time, appears to have careened out of control.  A survey of bank security […]
June 16, 2017

The Cost of Attending a Wedding in 2017

Wedding season is upon us.  According to theKnot.com, the average cost of a wedding in 2016 rose to an all-time high of $35,329.  But modern weddings […]
June 15, 2017

Homeowner Equity On the Rise

Homeowner equity increased significantly in the first quarter of 2017, according to the Q1 2017 home equity analysis from CoreLogic.  Homeowners with a mortgage, about 63% of […]
June 14, 2017

Is the New Household Debt Record Cause for Concern?

Last month, the New York Federal Reserve reported that household debt across the nation has hit a dubious milestone in the first quarter: It surpassed the […]